ISaloni Milan: the best show, the best fair, the best design

If you want to see the world's best interior & product design, then you should come to Milan, at the Milan interior design fair ISaloni and Milan Design Week, which are held simultaneously. ISaloni fair is traditionally held in April every year and gathers the best Italian and world manufacturers of furniture and interior design products, and a lot of avant-garde thinking designers from different countries.

A collection of upholstered furniture Geo, design Paolo Grasselli for Saba Italia, photo Saba Italia

The most interesting new collections of design interior objects and demonstration of innovation in interior design are presented in the new exhibition center Rho Fiera, designed by the famous Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas, as well as in numerous Milan design galleries. There are spectacular shows on the stands with aesthetic conceptual display of objects.

A collection of upholstered furniture Geo, design Paolo Grasselli for Saba Italia, photo Saba Italia

We present in this article the most important and innovative design products and interior concepts shown at the Milan furniture fair ISaloni 2018 to renew your memories and to prepare for the design novelties of ISaloni 2019.

Collection of upholstered furniture Kepi, design Emilio Nanni for Saba Italia, photo Saba Italia

One of the most spectacular concepts of home interior on the stand and collections of upholstered furniture were sofas, armchairs and poufs Geo, designed by Paolo Grasselli and Kepi designed by Emilio Nanni for Saba Italia company. Rounded shapes and subtle stylish furniture bases are combined with bold shades of wallpapers in the style of geometric abstractionism and textiles, the whole interior produces a very harmonious impression.

Collection of upholstered furniture Kepi, design Emilio Nanni for Saba Italia, photo Saba Italia

Bright new furniture design pieces were presented by Jacopo Foggini and innovative Edra company. Master of picturesque furniture made of plastic-polycarbonate, Jacopo Foggini gilded the chair Ella in the full sense of the word – its base covered by 24-carat gold, and the back seat is made in gold color.

Egeo table and chairs Ella, design Jacopo Foggini for Edra, photo Edra

Jacopo Foggini also presented the Egeo table for Edra, in this case the master changed his signature material - polycarbonate, and made a table top of glass with irregular edges.

Egeo table, design Jacopo Foggini for Edra, photo Edra

The Egeo table is also produced by Edra from black glass.

Egeo table and chairs Ella, design Jacopo Foggini for Edra, photo Edra

The Egeo table can also have a circular shape and looks very impressive with golden Ella chairs.

Seku chair, design Sebastian Herkner for Moroso, photo Moroso

Moroso, a trendsetter factory in the interior fashion, showed extravagant novelties, such as Seku armchair, designed by German designer Sebastian Herkner.

Seku chair, design Sebastian Herkner for Moroso, photo Moroso

The armchair Seku was a bright addition to the collection of mostly outdoor furniture - M'afrique.

Seku chair, design Sebastian Herkner for Moroso, photo Moroso

In West-African language, Wolof Seku means "parrot". The armchair is luxurious, with huge gems depicted on the seat upholstery.

Chamfer sofa, design Patricia Urquiola for Moroso, photo Moroso

Spanish-Italian designer Patricia Urquiola, on the contrary, presented with Moroso sofas Chamfer in delicate colors. The sofa Chamfer is characterized by the absence of excessive softness, harmful to the back while stying in it long, and it has maximum comfort.

collection of chairs Lilo Family, design Patricia Urquiola for Moroso, photo Moroso

The collection of colored armchairs Lilo Family designed by Patricia Urquiola also for Moroso is very interesting, too.

3skin chair, design Ron Arad for Moroso, photo Moroso

The famous Israeli-British designer Ron Arad reminded about his equally famous 3skin chair for Moroso, which is now produced in soft upholstery.

Outdoor furniture collection Moon Mission, design Studio Nucleo for Driade, photo: Studio Nucleo

Italian design brand Driade, also a historical trendsetter in innovative interior design, made a project of "moon" furniture - Moon Mission from designers Studio Nucleo, read more in our separate article here.

table ART, design by Gino Carollo for Bonaldo, photo Bonaldo

The embodiment of geometric art is the table ART from Italian designer Gino Carollo for Bonaldo. Just perfect geometry!

table ART, design by Gino Carollo for Bonaldo, photo Bonaldo

From the sophisticated interior items we found the collection of mirrors Elemento, designed by Australian designer Nikolai  Kotlarczyk for the young Italian company Portego.

mirrors Elemento, design Nikolay Kotlarczyk for Portego, photo Portego

Murano glass of mirrors Elemento in the best form and perfection!

mirrors Elemento, design Nikolay Kotlarczyk for Portego, photo Portego

Italian design factory Molteni & C has been leading the world market for many years as one of the best manufacturers of holistic home interior.

sofa Albert, design Vincent van Duysen for Molteni & C, photo Molteni & C

Molteni & C’ reserved style is elegance, comfortable forms of furniture, creamy, vanilla, beige and chocolate color palette - has become synonymous of high fashion in the interior.

chair Elain, design Vincent van Duysen for Molteni & C, photo Molteni & C

The Belgian designer Vincent van Duysen designed new models of upholstered furniture, such as the Albert sofa and the Elain  chair for Molteni & C.

bed Mandarine, design Emanuela Garbin and Mario Dell'orto for Flou, photo Flou

Flou factory celebrated its 40th anniversary at the ISaloni 2018 and presented a new concept of "the Flou Home", the concept of a holistic home interior, although for many years the Flou factory produced design beds for healthy sleep, known all over the world.

b- tables WAVE, design Massimo Castagna for Flou, photo Flou

Now there were tables (for example, B-WAVE table designed by Massimo Castagna) and lamps (for example, B-SHELL lighting designed by Massimo Castagna), and, of course, beds, such as the bed Mandarine designed by Emanuela Garbin & Mario Dell'Orto.

lamps B-SHELL, design Massimo Castagna for Flou, photo Flou

Italian designer and architect Massimo Castagna, who is also the art director of the Henge factory, designed the best dining table Oxymoron, shown at the fair ISaloni 2018Oxymoron dining table, design Massimo Castagna for Henge, photo Henge

Oxymoron table top is a mosaic application created by craftsmen from layers of walnut massive wood.

Oxymoron dining table, design Massimo Castagna for Henge, photo Henge

 

Massimo Castagna proclaimed the unity of high-tech design and craftsmanship, which resulted in unique things. Read more about the Oxymoron table here.

On the photo: collection of chairs from Woody Collection and Claudio Luti, the President of Kartell and ISaloni fair, design Philippe Starck for Kartell, photo Kartell

Kartell - the most innovative company in the field of technological materials, such as high – quality plastic, presented the first collection of chairs made of wood - Woody Collection, designed by Philippe Starck.

Collection of chairs Woody Collection, design by Philippe Starck for Kartell, photo Kartell

Wood, a natural and warm material, attracts people. Design items made of wood have become a trend in 2018. The Kartell factory has been successful in a technology that allows to bend the plywood sheet in various ways, which was never made before.

Kram chair, design Thomas Pedersen for Infiniti Design, photo Infiniti Design

Danish designer Thomas Pedersen in his usual way made an elegant armchair Kram of bent plywood in the spirit of Scandinavian design for the young Italian company Infiniti Design, read more here.

table Earth, design Renzo Piano for Riva1920, photo Riva1920

The world-famous Italian architect Renzo Piano presented at ISaloni 2018, together with the Riva1920 factory.

table Earth, design Renzo Piano for Riva1920, photo Riva1920

The Earth coffee table has transparent tabletop with picturesque fragments of the ancient New Zealand kauri wood, as if they are floating in the air. Read more about the Earth table here.

arcmchairs Carve 07, design Paola Navone for Gervasoni, photo Gervasoni

High design of wooden furniture really became the leading trend of the fair ISaloni 2018. The famous Italian designer Paola Navone presented armchairs-benches Carve 07 made of mahogany together with the famous brand Gervasoni. Read about the Carve 07 collection in our detailed article here.

collection Còrbulas of round decorative stone panels, design Pierluigi Piu for Lithea, photo Lithea

Natural stone now, like wood, is very fashionable, especially in the sophisticated interpretations of designers. For example, the collection Còrbulas - round decorative stone panels - Italian designer Pierluigi Piu for the factory LitheaSee you soon at the Milan fair ISaloni 2019!

collection Còrbulas of round decorative stone panels, design Pierluigi Piu for Lithea, photo Lithea

Angelina Vin

Editor in Chief

‘We publish our articles for all, who can wonder of original, fantastic, good and beautiful things that life offers, who are curious and responsive, who are interested in following the appearance of new architecture, design, art, from new towns, gardens, theatres and private houses to interiors, chairs, vases, airplanes and art installations. We show the best design projects created by designers and architects all over the world in every aspect of life’.